rhet300 | undergraduate
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The Commonplaces and Stases
- Identify the rhetorical situation in oneâs own and othersâ arguments.
- Apply the use of stasis questions in building arguments.
- Analyze the common topics and the commonplaces in modern American political debate.
- Define stasis as it relates to rhetoric.
Logical, Ethical, and Pathetic Proof
- Compare logical, ethical, and pathetic (emotional) proofs.
- Differentiate invented ethos from situated ethos.
- Explain the relationship between the five kinds of cases and the arrangement a rhetor might choose.
- Write a well-constructed exordium and introduction.
- Apply the concepts of narration, partition, and confirmation in an argument.
- Use refutation and peroration effectively in an argument.
Style and Imitation
- Analyze use of voice and rhetorical distance in an argument.
- Paraphrase the works of authors, ancient or modern, into oneâs own voice and idiom.
- Explain the value of paraphrasing the works of ancient or modern authors in oneâs own voice and idiom.
Ancient Rhetorics and the Kairos
- Explain the beginnings of rhetoric.
- Compare ancient rhetorics with modern rhetorics.
- Explain the importance and value of kairos to modern rhetoric.
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